If your kids are like mine, they’ll eat you out of house and home. School just started today and I’m actually looking forward to food lasting longer than 2.3 seconds in the kitchen! Mug cakes are a super easy snack, especially for your college student living the dorm life with microwaved food. In fact, my fellow food bloggers and I are putting together a Dorm Room Survival Kit with healthy recipes to send your kiddo off to college with. This gluten-free cinnamon roll mug cake will be included in that recipe roundup!
Mug cakes only require a few ingredients and only a few minutes in the microwave, totally doable for your teenagers and college students. So why not update the traditional mug cake recipes to a healthier, gluten-free version?!? Enter this gluten-free cinnamon roll mug cake that uses a gluten-free flour, coconut sugar and coconut oil. You’ll sleep better knowing your college student is at least eating somewhat healthy while away at college, right??
- 1/4 cup Cup4Cup multipurpose gluten-free flour (You could probably use any other gluten-free flour mix)
- 1/2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
- 2 tbsp. full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- Spray your microwavable mug with coconut oil cooking spray or rub the inside down with coconut oil.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, coconut milk, maple syrup, and coconut oil. (The batter will be thick but not dry.)
- Pour batter into mug.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the coconut sugar and cinnamon.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of batter in mug. Using a butter knife, swirl the cinnamon sugar mixture throughout the batter.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove and let cool for about 1 min.
- Transfer from the mug to a plate and enjoy!
Jennifer is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Wanderlust and Wellness since 2016. She creates easy, approachable gluten-free recipes for the everyday home cook; because cooking gluten-free doesn’t mean food has to be complicated or tasteless.